Adrel Silveira

Level 2 | IT Apprenticeship Technican

Adrel Silveira, 18, decided that the best direction for his career had to be through the pathway of an Apprenticeship.

Adrel has always had a fascination with technology and how computers work, so he applied for the Level 2 IT Apprenticeship at Swindon College – and was successful.

One huge advantage for him is that he is getting on job experience while working toward his qualification. He has found that earning a wage has made his experience feel authentic, thanks to the working environment that he has been surrounded by.

Before joining the College, Adrel had visited other educational institutions but found none of them had the same friendly and professional first impression that he felt when he came to visit. 

Now, Adrel plans of becoming a Network Engineer which will allow him to continue to progress within the technological sector. But first he wants to complete his Level 2 qualification and is hoping that he will be able to remain with the College to do the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

For me, starting from scratch is the best thing to do and now I can learn and develop the skills required for this role.

“I felt I could explore myself more in an Apprenticeship compared to a course at university. This opportunity has already given me invaluable experience that will continue to grow.

“You can’t find everything in books, sometimes you have to learn by doing.”
"You can’t find everything in books, sometimes you have to learn by doing."

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